*Victor & Cleydi Lemus / Lemus Construction * "Lemus Construction is the recognized leader in providing roofing and exterior renovation solutions for residential and commercial properties throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area, including New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. Locally family-owned and operated for almost two decades, we specialize in outstanding exterior remodeling services for roofing, siding & windows. We have amassed a long list of highly satisfied customers who know we follow through on all our promises. Our team is a valuable combination of roofers, supervisors and account managers, guaranteeing that your experience with us is hassle-free and enjoyable. Each helping to provide you with choices on high quality products and services so that they can make an informed remodeling decision. All provided with the best service, features and craftsmen in the area."

*The Peter Alexander Family.  We welcome the two year Goya level donation of the Peter Alexander Family in the name of wife and mother Margaret (Peggy) and daughter Corinne, both of whom passed away prematurely.  Total two year award is $2,000.  Sociedad Hispana Doylestown thanks The Peter Alexander family, and specifically Peter and his son Mark.

We cannot give enough thanks to Terry & Jane Hull, SHD co-founders, for their vision, inspiration and continued dedication to the mission of Sociedad Hispana Doylestown! 

Special thanks to SHD President, Juan Navia, and his wife, Dr. Julie Senecoff, for their support in helping the SHD organization grow! 

Taco Bell * "Taco Bell is the nation’s leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. We serve made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and are the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. Taco Bell and our more than 350 franchise organizations operate nearly 6,500 restaurants across the United States that proudly serve about 40 million customers every week."  To learn more about Taco Bell, please visit

Paul Gratz / Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio * "The Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio opened its doors in the summer of 2000 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Nine years later, the Gratz family moved its gallery and studio to Doylestown, just a block from the James A. Michener Art Museum and its world-class Pennsylvania Impressionism collection. In the fall of 2014, the gallery and studio moved to its current home, a pastoral, 10-acre farm on the outskirts of Doylestown. Paul Gratz, the owner and head conservator, has been buying, selling, and conserving paintings for more than 35 years. His formal training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There, he studied under Louis B. Sloane, Joseph Amarotico, and Arthur DeCosta. Paul continued to hone his ability through apprenticeships with a number of the nation's most revered conservators, including Gustav Verger, a recognized art conservation pioneer. Paul is an authority on work by the New Hope Circle of painters. Today, he leads a staff of skilled conservators at the Gratz Conservation Studio, which is housed next to the gallery and is open for private tours. 

Gerrit Schroeder / Capistrano Associates, Inc. * Thank you to building construction consultant, Gerrit Schroeder, for his generous support of SHD, all the way from Kentucky! 

Many thanks to our SHD member Occa Torres and her family, Caroline & Doug Torres, who help sponsor the Sociedad Hispana every year!!

PNC Bank * "Welcome to PNC....For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders. PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success."

The Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation * "The Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. It was created in Patrick’s memory to help prevent CTE in future athletes and military service members; and to provide a resource for understanding the disease, how it is caused, and how to stop it. CTE is an acronym for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It is a progressive brain disease which is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.  This insidious disease slowly and painfully destroys your brain. And it destroys the person in the process. Sadly today on midget, middle school, high school, and college fields everywhere in this country, aspiring young athletes are training and practicing and playing, so often oblivious to the danger they face. This danger is all too real to those of us that loved and lost Patrick in September, 2014. His autopsy revealed widespread CTE. He was an All-Conference running back at Elizabeth Forward High School, a star post-graduate at Deerfield Academy, and a dedicated teammate at Dartmouth College. Patrick never played professional football. But throughout high school, prep school and college, this tough young running back received enough blows to the head to essentially seal his fate. Patrick developed CTE. One mission of the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation is to provide parents of school age children (who have very susceptible brains) with information about the dangers of sports which involve head trauma. Football is at the top of the list, and pretty much involves players repeatedly taking hits to the head. But the list is long, from bull riding to cheerleading and beyond. And sadly our brave military service members are coming home with the disease in alarming numbers."

Emily Vonder Schmalz / Vámonos Childcare * "Open 7 days a week! Locations in Horsham and Warrington. * We strive to ensure that all children in our care are nurtured and educated in a  warm and relaxed atmosphere. We regard each child's interests, pace of learning, and imagination. We offer tons of programs that provide your child opportunities to gain independence and self-confidence, make new friends, and learn new skills. Our impressive staff is composed of bilingual, experienced day care providers who are ready to embrace and nurture your child while introducing them to the world of Spanish."

Peter Ryan / The Lotus School of Liberal Arts * "The mission of The Lotus School of Liberal Arts is to cultivate a community of compassionate, mindful, lifelong learners who are able to meet life’s challenges with the confidence and knowledge of how their efforts can help create a better world for themselves and others. Each day the Lotus School of Liberal Arts combines a rigorous curriculum, mindfulness practice and a physical education program integrated with healthy food, martial arts and yoga. The low teacher-student ratio supports a diverse learning experience for students who thrive in a small environment with close relationships. All practices are intended to unite body, mind and spirit, keeping students grounded and encouraging healthy emotional development so they are able to thrive in all current and future pursuits. ***The Lotus School of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce a merit scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to students that will not only enhance the vibrant community at The Lotus School of Liberal Arts, but add to the school’s compassionate, mindful, and lifelong learning atmosphere.*** " * Scholarship details:

Gabriela Harris / BHHS Real Estate * "Our agents are local market experts. Access to more information than other agents nationwide - down to the neighborhood - makes them good to know. * Our unique tools give you more when looking for your next home. More data. More properties. More neighborhood information. See for yourself. * The more information you have at your fingertips, the more confident you'll be that it's the home for you."

Karla Narvaez Hurley / Global Bilingual Solutions * "Global Bilingual Solutions (GBS) provides professional translation services. Translation services that meet our superior standards and exceed the requirements and goals of our clients. Our philosophy is based on Excellence, Expertise, Quality, Vision, & Know-How. Our mission is to translate your problems into solutions which meet our highest standards and exceed the expectations of our clients. To accomplish this task, we have assembled a team of experienced multilingual consulting professionals to offer a wide range of services and solutions. At GBS we strive to deliver more than is expected. Our team members continuously build their capabilities and leadership skills. Our specialties: Translation, Interpretation, Training & Second Language Programs."  

Dr. Janice Solkov / Educational Consultant * "Dr. Jan Solkov is a top achieving educator and school administrator with a wealth of experience in teaching, training, and school management.Throughout her career, Jan has focused her professional efforts on helping schools respond to the increasing demands of Federal and State legislation in the area of standards and assessments. She is particularly adept at helping to interpret assessment data to drive curriculum modifications and improvements. She is equally well versed in working with teachers and administrators to modify the school culture to implement such techniques as shared decision making and site-based management. In more recent years, Jan has worked as a college professor, a Distinguished Educator with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and as a private consultant-trainer sharing these methodologies with hundreds of teachers.  

Mary Smith / Insurance Specialties Services, Inc. "Established in 1987, ISSI is a firm of proven professionals who are committed to maintaining a high level of excellence in the ever-changing professional and specialized liability insurance environment. Our uniquely qualified staff has combined experience of over 100 years. "Service is Our Specialty" is our motto because we believe serving the needs of our clients with competitive pricing, broad coverages and financially stable insurers is important.Whether you feel it is time to compare your Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions Insurance, or are just looking into this coverage, we are here to lend a hand." 

Jhonny Vicente / Landscaping Service & Auto Detailing * Need help with your lawn care or auto detailing? Jhonny provides professional services at reasonable rates! References available. Call (267) 880-9061

Thank you to all of our members for their participation and support, especially:

* Terry Hull & Jane Hull
* Juan Navia & Dr. Julie Senecoff
* Daisy Rodríguez-Kelly
* Kathleen Herrmann
* Susan Lee-Miller
* Occa Torres
* Doug & Caroline Torres

For information about tax-deductible donations, or corporate sponsorship, please contact 

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2 comentarios:

  1. It is nice to see an increasing number of sponsors support Sociedad Hispana Scholarship programs

  2. Need to add Melissa Harrison to the thank you list